Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Travis County 4-H Food Challenge

2017 Travis County 4-H Food Challenge

November 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Location:  Travis County Extension Office, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin 78721

Must register by October 31

$10 per team (pay that evening, checks payable to Travis 4-H or cash)

Two teams per age division will be able to advance to the District 10 contest

Food Challenge Guidelines:


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Breeding Sheep and Boer Goat Validation Reminder

If you are planning on exhibiting breeding sheep and registered boer goats, please see the reminders of ownership deadlines below from the State Validation Office.  We are required to double check and enforce these.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  

"Please remind exhibitors of registered breeding sheep and registered boer goats that the ownership deadline is October 1st, 2017Purchase, delivery, possession and registration must all take place on or before October 1st, 2017Bucks, ewes and does must be registered in the Herdbook of their Association in only the name of the junior owner on or before October 1, 2017.  Partnerships, including siblings, are NOT eligible for Junior Shows.   Registration papers will be needed at county validations and will be uploaded to the online validation site at"

Judy Moore Sheep and Goat Jackpot

Top of Texas Showmanship Clinic

2018 Rodeo Austin Junior Leader Program

To get to the application form, click here.

5th Annual Gator Swamp Stomp

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

More livestock show entry forms posted!

Entry forms for the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo have been posted to the Travis 4-H website.  Click here and scroll down to the San Angelo show to find:

Junior Show Entry Form
Junior Breeding Heifer Show Entry Form
Robotics Contest Entry Form

Monday, September 18, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Coastal Bend Classic Clinic & Show

District 11 is pleased to announce the Coastal Bend Classic Clinic & Show in Sinton, TX.  The event will be held December 2, 2017 at the San Patricio County fairgrounds.

In 2017, they will host clinics for Beef, Lamb, Goats, and Swine.  Shows will be held for steers, heifers, lambs, and goats! 

The first 100 youth to register will receive a CBC hat! 

All information has been posted to the District 11 website and can be found here:

A complete schedule with judges will be released closer to October 1.

Fall 2017 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training


2018 Volunteer Recognition - Salute to Excellence

The 2018 Volunteer Recognition nominations are now being accepted for the Salute to Excellence recognition scheduled for Wednesday, June 13 during the 2018 Texas 4-H Roundup.

Nominations are now open to recognize volunteers, donors and AgriLife personnel for their continued commitment to the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program. The six recognition categories are:

Leader Legacy
Citation for Outstanding Service
4-H Alumni
Commendable Service
Meritorious Service
Salute to Excellence

Descriptions of each category, and the forms for nominating, can be found here (scroll down to "State Events").

This is the same process that has historically been available each Spring. The intent is to allow agents, volunteers and/or 4-H families to make nomination now through the spring. Please take a few minutes and nominate individuals or groups for their efforts. We all know the value of our volunteers and donors, so don’t miss the opportunity to publicly recognize them.

Online nominations accepted: September 1, 2017 – April 9, 2018
Salute to Excellence luncheon: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in College Station

2017-2018 Consumer Decision Making Study Guide

Image result for consumer education clipartThe Consumer Decision-Making contest is a competitive event that enables 4-H'ers to practice making decisions based on information about a situation and the marketplace options available.  This contest is held on the county, district, state, and national levels.  You can check out the current study guide by clicking here and scrolling down to "State Events".